This paper describes a collaborative experience in the initial development of hyperlocal services for marginalised communities in Southern Africa. Problems specific to urban, peri-urban and rural contexts were identified in collaboration with local community members and NGOs in South Africa and Angola. Selected topics were presented to a group of volunteer developers for initial proof-of-concept application development at an event hosted in Italy. The volunteers produced 6 prototype applications that were demonstrated at the end of the event to a panel of experts and members of one of the interested rural communities.

Hacking for Southern Africa: Collaborative Development of Hyperlocal Services for Marginalised Communities

Ciaghi, Aaron;Molini, Pietro Benedetto;Villafiorita Monteleone, Adolfo
2016

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This paper describes a collaborative experience in the initial development of hyperlocal services for marginalised communities in Southern Africa. Problems specific to urban, peri-urban and rural contexts were identified in collaboration with local community members and NGOs in South Africa and Angola. Selected topics were presented to a group of volunteer developers for initial proof-of-concept application development at an event hosted in Italy. The volunteers produced 6 prototype applications that were demonstrated at the end of the event to a panel of experts and members of one of the interested rural communities.
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